'Canes volleyball, basketball teams nearly sweep ACAA competition over the weekend
Holland College Hurricanes
The Holland College Hurricanes men's and women's volleyball and basketball teams were a stone's throw away from sweeping the competition in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association play over the weekend.
On Sunday, the men's basketball pummelled Dal-AC 111-51 after it pounded St. Thomas 91-48 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the women's squad thumped St. Thomas 95-61 on Saturday.
The men's and women's Hurricanes finish the regular season Saturday versus the Crandall Chargers in Moncton, N.B. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
On the volleyball court on Sunday, the women's team beat Dal-AC 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-17) while the men beat St. Thomas 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-23, 16-14).
The lone blemish was St. Thomas' 3-1 win (25-23, 13-25, 25-16, 26-24) on Saturday.
With those results, the women finished second in the ACAA with a team-best 18-3 record while the men ended the season 9-6.
Both move on to the ACAA championships Friday through Sunday in Saint John. N.B.
The women's 'Canes face the winner of the St. Thomas-King's College quarter-final in the semis on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the men tangle with St. Thomas in the semis on Saturday.
Hurricanes 3, Tommies 2
After dropping the first set 25-20, the ‘Canes bounced back to win the second 25-22. The teams exchanged wins in the next two sets as the Tommies took the third 25-17 while the Hurricanes won the fourth 25-23. A 16-14 win in the fifth and deciding set gave Holland College the match victory.
Darcie Handrahan led the ‘Canes with 11 kills while Kenton Dawkins had three service aces. Peter Frenette had 16 digs in the win.
In the regular season, Handrahan led the conference in hitting percentage (.229), total service aces (28) and service aces averaged per set (0.53) while Dawkins led the ACAA in solo blocks (37), total blocks (42) and blocks averaged per set (0.89).
Hurricanes 3, Rams 0
Meg MacKinnon had five kills and four service aces and Dana Trainor had 13 digs in leading Holland College to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of Dal-AC in Charlottetown.
Gracie Ferguson led the conference in assists (424) and assists averaged per set (6.63) while Trainor led the ACAA in digs averaged per set (4.62).
Tommies 3, Hurricanes 1
The Tommies opened up the match with a 25-23 first set win before the Hurricanes bounced back with a 25-13 win in the second. With the match tied 1-1 the Tommies took the next two sets by scores of 25-16 and 26-24 to take the win.
Handrahan led the Hurricanes with 13 kills while Tynan Murphy had two service aces and Brett Butler had seven digs.
Hurricanes 111, Rams 51
The offensive dominance thumped Dal AC thanks to Roosevelt Whyley's 42 points and 11 rebounds Ali Abdulaziz's 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Need Amin had 27 points in the loss for the Rams.
The Hurricanes sit at 19-1 to lead the ACAA.
Hurricanes 95, Tommies 61
The women used a strong start to fuel the victory led by Jenea Barrett's 20 points. Marvia Dean (18) and Jazlin Barker (17) also had strong offensive games. Chelsea Slawter-Wright was the Hurricanes top rebounder with nine.
Jessica Patenaude was the top scorer for the Tommies with 22 points.
Holland College held quarter leads of 28-7, 46-25 and 79-38.
The Hurricanes improved to 16-1 on the season and lead the ACAA.
Hurricanes 91, Tommies 48
Roosevelt Whyley had 24 points and 12 rebounds while Trevone Grant scored 15 and added 10 rebounds on one court in Charlottetown.
Mitch Claybourn led the Tommies with 15 points.
The Hurricanes held quarter leads of 18-10, 46-21 and 73-28 in the game.